Friday, April 10, 2009

Time for a New Salt Lick

You know that when your horse digs a hole to China with her hoof and then starts licking a rock, she's in need of a new block of salt.


When she tired of licking the rock, she started licking the barn.

Then she licked the air.

Once she walked away, Gabbrielle started in on the rock while Bombay waited in line.

Horsey see, horsey do.

10 comments:

Katharine Swan said...

Horsey see, horsey do.

Especially those young ones! :o)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

You may notice a blurry blob on the edge of each of these photos. Gabbrielle had stuck her nose on my camera lens and smeared it. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until after my photo shoot. Anyway, now you know... it's horse snot.

OnceUponAnEquine said...

That must have been one yummy rock. Or like dogs, they have to taste what the others were eating so they don't miss out on any treats. Cute pictures.

Horseypants said...

I think we need some kind of a report on what the rock tastes like vs. the barn.

photogchic said...

Just seeing those pics makes me thirsty. Got a salty taste in my mouth as I was reading.

Andrea said...

Horses do the funniest things!! They are smart though aren't they? They sure know when they need something, mineral wise.

Abe Lincoln said...

I hope you got a block of salt now.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! It's S...not! heehee

I've offered my mare a salt or mineral block several times and she won't touch it. She prefers her minerals loose. Isn't that weird?

Love those horse tongues. They remind me of bubble gum! :D

~Lisa

Sydney said...

"I've offered my mare a salt or mineral block several times and she won't touch it. She prefers her minerals loose. Isn't that weird?"

No, not really. Horses actually do not get the required minerals and salts from licking a salt block. They do not create enough saliva because their salivary glands are activated by chewing, not licking unlike cows that the salt blocks were created for. Giving loose salt is a very smart choice!
Horses do not have knowledge that they need minerals but do actively seek the taste of them. Proven scientific fact. However rocks, that is strange. What type of rock was it?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Sydney - I have no idea about the rock. I didn't investigate it. For all I know, it's a chunk of concrete left over from laying the foundation of the barn.